The ban did nothing.
Why would it be good to disarm people who don't break the law? Your logic is horrible. "Side A uses object X for illegal purposes. Side B uses object X for legal purposes and not illegal purposes. Both sides should be disarmed to stop side A from illegally using X".
Cars, knives, axes, chemicals of all types fit that description.
Myself, Squatch, Onalandline go through the process of legally obtaining firearms. I have to jump through more hoops than anyone here living in IL (unless someone from CA is here).
I not only have to have a background check done every time I purchase a firearm, I need to obtain a license from the state of IL every 10 years to even have the chance to go through that background check.
I get checked (and IL takes 60 days to get my license to me, when the law says 30) when I apply for the license.
I get checked every time I buy.
I've never misused my weapons. I've never dreamed of misusing them. So tell me, why must I pay for the crimes of others? I follow the laws, more than most people.